In our morning reading: an interview with Chelsea Hodson, new nonfiction by Jaya Saxena, and more.
Morning Bites: Ta-Nehisi Coates, Commencement Speech Books, Faith No More, Halle Butler Interviewed, and More
News of a new Ta-Nehisi Coates book, interviews with Halle Butler and Katy Otto, talking with Faith No More about their new album, when commencement speeches become books, and more.
Afternoon Bites: David Lynch’s New Album, NYC Beaches, Literary Streets, Curtis Harrington’s Memoir, and More
Mark Richardson on the new album from David Lynch, a review of director Curtis Harrington’s memoir, authors share their favorite literary streets, Alexander Maksik is interviewed, and more.
Bites: 9/11 novels, Nick Cave’s new book, Sufjan Stevens clip, Fashion and Tennis, the mind of Joe Wilson, and more
Lit The Daily Beast’s Sam Jacobs lists the 9/11 novels actually worth reading. “Welcoming Remarks Made at a Literary Reading, 9/25/01” at McSweeney’s Nick Cave (pictured above) talks about The Death of Bunny Munro (Thanks, Guardian) Michelle Huneven (Blame) picks songs for Largehearted Boy. The sentence “Dan Brown, is expected to pull a J.K. Rowling by single-handedly hauling the publishing industry out of the toilet” sends chills up my spine. (Thanks, January Magazine) Alexander Solzhenitsyn’s “The Gulag Archipelago,” once widely […]
The Gospel According to Harry (and Scholars, and Fanatics, and Movie-Goers)
By Willa A. Cmiel I would claim to be a part of the original Harry Potter generation. The series starts near Harry’s eleventh birthday, and the first book came out in 1997 when I was eleven years old. Although “too old” for children’s books now (I still read Alice in Wonderland, often), I grew up with Harry. I was with him from the very start. At this point, though, Harry Potter belongs to no generation, as much as he belongs […]